West Indies vs Sri Lanka – Info About First Test & Prediction
The first test series between West Indies and Sri Lanka teams will take place at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (St. John’s) from 21 to 25 March. Before that, these teams will play in a two-day warm-up match (March 17-18) at Coolidge Cricket Ground.
West Indies Squad Info
On March 12, the West Indies cricket selection committee announced the squad for the first test series against Sri Lanka. In particular, the squad includes several players who were among the top performers in the test win streak against Bangladesh a month ago.
There are other line-up changes that will benefit West Indies. For example, Jason Holder and Darren Bravo returned to the test team. And Kraigg Brathwaite will again become the captain, who also led his teammates in successful tests with Bangladesh. Notably, players like Roston Chase, Chemar Holder and Jahmar Hamilton will be reservists for the West Indies for the first test.
Speaking of squad, West Indies’ lead selector Roger Harper was delighted to be able to put together a test team with several very strong players in their latest series in Bangladesh. He sees the upcoming matches as a continuation of good performances, which can only be achieved with impeccable determination and a strong desire to succeed. Harper is also pleased with the intense but healthy competition for places in West Indies and that cricketers will be able to show their best at home.
Sri Lanka Squad Info
Sri Lanka, in turn, announced a squad of players for the Test Series with Sri Lanka on March 6. The composition was officially approved by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Namal Rajapaksa.
Dimut Karunaratne returned to the test team as on Saturday the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Official Statement announced a 17-member squad. It was decided that Lahiru Thirimanne, Roshen Silva, Dhananjaya De Silva, Lasith Embuldeniya and Vishwa Fernando sailed to the Caribbean on 6 March. The good news is that the famous Dimuth Karunaratne, who will also be the captain of the Sri Lanka team, will be able to take part in the test series, which will be held from March 21 to March 25.
Dasun Shanaka is an integral part of the team from Sri Lanka. Fans shouldn’t worry, this versatile cricketer has already solved all his visa problems. Shanaka is already in the squad and is waiting for test matches to show his best qualities on the court.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka H2H Statistics
The history of head-to-head matches between West Indies and Sri Lanka teams totals an enormous 94 times in all tournaments and formats. And no wonder here you can see the total equality of these teams, namely, 42 wins were won by West Indies and Sri Lanka, 10 more matches ended in a draw.
The statistics of personal meetings of Sri Lanka and West Indies in the format of the Test Series counted a total of 20 matches. If you delve into history, the first test match between WI and SL took place back in 1993. It is noteworthy that then a draw was fixed. But in all in this format, Sri Lanka is precisely the advantage, having won 9 matches as opposed to the successful 4 results from the West Indies.
Among the last meetings in the Test Series, these teams played three times in June 2018. Then the matches ended with three different results. West Indies and Sri Lanka each won one victory and drew once.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka Match Odds & Predictions
The West Indies are now surpassing themselves. The best players are in excellent shape, and their captain Kraigg Brathwaite is ready to lead his team to another victory!
West Indies and Sri Lanka will play the third format in March. Prior to this, WI and SL played 3 matches each at ODI and Twenty20 International. Only once Sri Lanka managed to play successfully, all the other 5 matches were deserved by the won players of the West Indies.
WI’s total advantage should continue for test matches. This is a great reason for the West Indies to correct their statistics within this format. And the success of Sri Lanka is unlikely after this team was able to win in 12 matches of different tournaments only once.
4rabet sportsbook has prepared pleasant odds for the match between West Indies and Sri Lanka! The winning WI with 1.81 odds can be considered a particularly attractive outcome for the bet.